Updated Sunday, August 30, 2015 0:00 am TWN
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Saturday distanced himself from a police operation in Melbourne which was canceled amid public outrage about possible spot checks on people's visas, saying his office had no prior knowledge of it.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Paul Royle, an Australian pilot who took part in a mass breakout from a German prisoner of war camp during World War II that is remembered as "The Great Escape," has died in his hometown of Perth, his son said Friday. He was 101.
Friday, August 28, 2015
A film about children with same-sex parents has been barred from being shown in public schools throughout Australia's most populous state, despite the documentary makers Thursday insisting students will benefit.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Australian authorities Tuesday dropped a terror charge against a teenager over an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to attack Anzac Day commemorations honoring the war dead, citing insufficient evidence.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Sunday kicked off a one-week stay with indigenous communities in the country's north as he sought to boost development and jobs in the sparsely populated region.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday defended Australia's carbon pollution reduction target as in line with those of other countries after the nation's climate change authority criticized the goal as "disappointing."
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Australia plans to reduce carbon emissions by 26 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Tuesday, a target critics say falls well short of its fair share globally.
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